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Biden Accused Of Racism For Comments At Event With Kenyan President

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President Joe Biden has been accused of racism after a comment he made at a get together with gathering with Kenyan President William Ruto and First Lady Rachel Ruto.

“Jill and I are honored to have you here, and we’re representing and including many members of the African diaspora. One just left, Barack…” he said.

The response on X, formerly Twitter, was fierce.

“Wow! Even for Biden, that was a new level of racism,” one Twitter user said.

“He’s not well,” Donald Trump Jr. said.

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“Joe Biden is an embarrassment to our country,” the Republican Party said.

The Heritage Foundation said in 2021 that the president has a history of racist commentary.

“Joe Biden has a decades-long habit of making overtly racist remarks, taking discriminatory positions and cavorting with known racists—things that would get anyone to his political right tossed out of polite society. But being on the left must make it okay,” it said.

“In 2007, he referred to Barack Obama as “the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean.” In 2006, he said, “You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent.” Way back in 1977, he said that forced busing to desegregate schools would cause his children to “grow up in a racial jungle,” The Heritage Foundation said.

“Put these words into Mitch McConnell’s mouth and try to envision how long he’d be allowed to remain in the Senate, let alone in a leadership position. It does not take much effort to imagine the media’s reaction if Donald Trump had mangled so many racial issues in one press conference,” it said.

His comments came as he is struggling with black voters and former President Donald Trump is gaining them.

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While President Biden and his administration continue to try and convince Americans that their lives are better under his economic policies collectively known as “Bidenomics,” the reality for a growing majority is that no, life was much better under former President Donald Trump.

And in fact, a damning new statistic is likely to further endanger Biden’s reelection chances.

“Many people of all races, and especially younger voters, are dismissing President Joe Biden’s claim that ‘they have the money to spend,’ with some revealing that they went without food one day last month,” the Washington Examiner reported, citing a poll.

“In an unusual survey that tapped into the hurt many feel from inflation, minorities, young voters, and those with just a high school education suffered from food “insecurity,” Zogby Analytics said,” the outlet reported. At least 14 percent of respondents said they went at least a day without food in April.

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Blacks, a reliably Democratic voting bloc that has increasingly shifted to Trump and that Biden is attempting to hold together have been especially hard-hit by his Bidenomics, which has produced record-high and sustained high foot prices.

African American voters who were aged 18-24 (34%) were almost five times as likely as voters aged 55-69 (7%) to experience food insecurity in the last month. Numbers also increased among rural African Americans (31%, compared to 21% of urban and 16% of suburban African Americans, respectively), and African Americans without a college education (23%) were twice as likely to experience food insecurity than those with a college education (10%),” the analysis said.

Hispanics are another demographic struggling under Biden.

“Among Hispanic voters, numbers were similar, especially among certain sub-groups. One in five (19%) of surveyed Hispanics experienced food insecurity. Younger Hispanics aged 18-24 (30%) were three times as likely to experience food insecurity than Hispanics aged 55-69 (11%). Also like African Americans surveyed, rural (29%) Hispanics were more likely to experience food insecurity, compared to urban (20%) and suburban (14%) Hispanics. Non-college educated (22%) Hispanics were twice as likely to have gone without food for more than twenty-four hours in the last month compared to college educated (10%) Hispanics,” the analysis said.

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